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would be the national association of theater owners. have a great week and we'll on see you next fox news sunday. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> a little help, a little. >> i rely on the generosity of others. >> they have the most deep seated sense of entitlement that i have ever come across. >> has america become free loaders? this is small time. there's bigger money in getting governments to help you free load. >> they need to start writing checks. >> congress will give $50,000 to any black american who says he attempted to farm.
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>> the foreclosure crisis. s are bad guys. they took homes from innocents. -- this woman hasn't paid her mortgage for 25 years. she says she doesn't have to. these guys' website encourages people not to pay. sounds like a scam. but this is true. >> it is legal. >> you guys are disgusting. you are helping peep free load. >> politicians love doing that. -- >> you can help your girlfriend, your girlfriend's momma. >> everyone will applaud you. >> everybody thinks the government owes them something. >> some american indians are rich. stay poor, feeding off government. >> social lists like you have convinced them to do that. -- socialists like you have convinced them to do that. >> if i'm a socialist what does that make you? >> i thought i was a capitalist, but i'm a freeloader too. you helped me pay for my beach house, we'll call them on it.
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you are a freeloader. america a nation of free loaders. >> in cities you often see people like this guy, desperate-looking people holding signs like this one. it is natural to want to help people like in man or this woman. begging by a road in salt lake city. her sign says she is stranded, into need of help, trying to get home. one driver stops, she tells them. >> i'm from seattle. i came down here to live with my boyfriend and he ended up kicking me out. >> you got nothing then? >> no. just my backpack. >> she tells this reporter she is 1,000 miles from home. >> it is hard to eat. >> then the cameraman followed her and found she lives two blocks away this house. in the morning she goes shopping with a nice coat and
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purse. in the afternoon, she changed clothes, walked two blocks to the highway off-ramp. people gave her money. >> about three blocks, five dollars. >> doing the math shows she made more than $50 an hour. >> i felt sorry for her. a girl out there like that >> i gave her a couple dollars. >> she lives in a house. >> that is crazy. i live in a trailer. >> dude, people pull over. i don't say anything to anybody. i hold this sign. i don't make anybody give me money. >> it is true she doesn't make anyone give her money. but lots of people want to help those who seem to be in need. lots of america's beggers are just free loaders who have found a good racket. when i first reported on freeloading, i wonder would these people holding will work for food signs, really work for food. >> i can't work for anybody.
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>> would he flip burgers? >> i wouldn't do it. >> maybe construction? >> i can't do it, my back. >> he says he would do janitorial work. >> that i would do. >> will it do it five days a week? >> that i can't do. >> why not? >> why should i? why does a human have to work everyday if he don't want to? >> i offered jobs to a dozen people who said they would work for food. all 12 said they would come. only this man did. he did the work and we paid him $20. he might have made more money begging. >> there have been estimates that earning $100 a day panhandling is easy. >> steve and heather write for city journal. they say beggers today are hustlers. there must be a lot who are genuinely homeless or mentally ill, desperate people. >> every big city has food kitchens galore. the reason people are on these streets asking for change is overwhelmingly drugs and
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alcohol. >> i wind homeless. i was just an easy way to -- i wasn't homeless, it was just an easy way to get money. on the best day maybe $150. >> did he have trouble finding a job? >> i didn't look for no job that was my job. [ laughing ] japan handling is a job, is common in some places. here in san francisco, packs of young, healthy kids, beg for spare change. >> got to survive. got to eat, drink. >> an art student interviewed some of the kids. >> wake up in the morning. start drinking. go to bed. do it again. >> they have the most deep-seated sense of entitlement that i've ever come across. >> want to sit where we want. >> this is our home. >> punishing hopeless people for being homeless when insufficient shelter space is
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unavailable. >> america's homeless advocates say government should solve this problem by spending more on social services, shelters, subsidies for affordable housing. jobs program. >> this solution is irrelevant to these kids, because they are not planning on settling down. they don't want housing. >> rely on the generosity of others. there's some generous people. >> there sure are. >> thank you so much sir. >> this begger collected $8 in less than an hour. past minimum wage. >> can you help me ma'am? >> that's me with a beard. thank you. since people wouldn't give john stossel money i highered this make-up artist to transform me. she glued a beard to my face and i put on old clothing. ready to freeload? i hit the streets and started begging. i didn't want to get in anyone's face so i didn't beg aggressively. most of the time i sat on the sidewalk.
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first i tried the basic homeless and cold, anything will help sign. >> a little help. >> it works. this woman gave me food. thank you very much. a little food. i even got offered a cigarette. this man gave me some change and a job offer. >> if you are looking for work i need somebody to hand out fliers if you are around i'll see you tomorrow. >> thank you. after half an hour i switched to this sign. can i get a beer? i had seen beggers trying this more honest or you might say funny approach. i didn't think anyone would give in guy money, but i was wrong. thank you. i made just as much money with my beer sign as did with my cold and homeless sign. some people wanted to take my picture. >> funny as hell can i have a picture with you.
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my girlfriends will that i is too cute. >> we caught up with the people who gave me money. i gave them their money back and asked them, why did you give? >> it is kind of cold outside, i'm cold myself. i'm thinking about his situation. >> that guy looks needy, i suppose. >> i just begged for an hour, but i did well. if did this for an eight hour day i would have made $90, $23,000 for a year, tax-free. that easy money is why cities are filled with panhandlers. >> if that incentive includes giving them money for no work, there will be more doing that. >> the people who give. >> they are doing a very bad thing. they are perpetuating somebody's misery. as long as they can stay on the streets, getting money for drugs and alcohol, they are going to. and they are enabling a self-destructive lifestyle. >> you are right wingers who
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are not compassionate. some of these kids, adults must be in need. >> some are. but the proper solution is not to keep enabling a lifestyle -- >> just ignore them? >> yes. >> that's the an advice city agencies give. give real change to the homeless. call us we'll send an out-reach team to help. >> give to char tees. it doesn't get through. -- charities, it didn't get through. >> a few cities try to install fake parking meters they call them homeless meters. >> it says don't give to the panhandler. if you feel a need for compassion put it in here and we'll make sure it guess to people who really need the money and the money is used in the right way. >> resources do exist to help the truly needy. food kitchens are plentiful. within charity i like is the fund that helps john buster put panhandling behind him.
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i be instead of giving hand-outs they retrain people to take responsibility for their lives. >> they don't allow to you get food stamps or anything like that. they want you to be independent. >> they gave john room and board and paid him to clean streets. now you supervises others. >> you don't have to wait around for somebody to give you something. you go out and make your own money. you get your self-esteem back. >> happiness comes from productive work, not freeloading. at least beggers don't force anyone to give them money. others do. corporations and politicians do that. some lawyers do that. isn't freeloading fun? i bet i could make more money if i got a law degree. i could start suing businesses. or you taxpayers. that made this man millions. that made this man millions. that's nex
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we're back with more on freeloaders. remember the shirley sherrod scandal. >> she must resign immediately. the government cannot have skin color deciding any assistance. >> a video suggested she refused to help a farmer, because he was white. sherrod then quit. >> fox news alert. obama administration official resigned a short time ago. >> then. >> we know that video was edited to take what she said and twist it. >> i owe miss sherrod an apology. >> lost in the hype is a bigger story. one that is eating billions of your tax dollars. these protesters brought tractors and horses to washington claiming the agriculture department loan officers did the opposite what sherrod was falsely accused of. they favored whites. this lawyer claims the department is racist. >> if john stossel goes back to wherever you might have
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grown-up and you decide to farm and go in to get a long you are going to do well. you are a white man if you sent in a neighbor who happened to be a black man to your local committee you are not going to do well. >> because they are all racist? >> pretty much. >> so he sued the government on behalf of black farmers. the government issued a -- apology. >> we are requiring full service rights training for all of our employees. >> the united states agreed to pay $50,000 who any black farmer who could show the department discriminates against him. congress said things like -- >> they need to start writing checks today. >> the government is writing billions in checks. farmer jimmy says it is a scam. lawyers told people anyone can qualify for $50,000. >> people say how do i qualify? then they started talking about the potted plants. they said if you have a potted
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plant you are a farmer. if you have a yard and fertilize it you are a farmer. >> he showed us a list of people who got money. >> this one is not a farmer this one is not a farmer. you go on and on these pages this one, this one, this one, not farmers. >> we called and left messages for the people on the list. no one responded. >> he was discriminated against. collected $50,000. then he noticed what he calls the fraud. since the government had few records it settled the lawsuit by growing to write checks to people who just said they attempted to farm. >> attempted to farm could mean anything. my little 3-year-old grandson could have attempted. how could you lose? >> no way could you lose. -- no way you could lose. >> jimmy highered this lawyer who has made money by filing thousands of $50,000 claim.
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cross says he only learned about the fraud after the claims were paid. people would come up to him and say -- >> lawyer john never farmed in his life. his daddy never farmed. when i back and looked it was true. >> more than a billion dollars was given out to 15,000 farmers and attempted farmers. so many claimed they were farmers that+osz recently congrs approved another billion dollars plus for more claims. this farmer who didn't want to appear on camera showed us a building where people who said they attempted to farm filled out claims. >> made it . >> he's that lawyer who won the big settlement. >> how many farmers have you helped file claims? >> thousands and thousands.
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>> how do you know they are farmers? >> well, they fill out the forms. we hope they are telling the truth. >> you don't think is just an opportunity to freeload, cheat? >> although there are some people who cheat, most people are very honest. most people are very, very honest. they are afraid to cheat if they are filling out a federal form. >> given america's culture of entitlement, some don't view getting checks as cheating. they say all black people deserve reparations. >> if you are an african-american you are due $50,000 because your roots are in farming. your folks have already been cheated. you are just collecting what your grandparents didn't have the opportunity to. >> after all says the lawyer the government is racist. he says the usda -- >> stacked against minorities, blacks, women, native americans. stacked against everybody but white men.
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>> any minority that wasn't discriminated against? >> not to my knowledge. >> now he has filed lawsuits for all those groups, including the women. >> in 1978 women owned just 5% of all farms. by '97 the number was up 8%. maybe you should sue for men. >> for what men? >> yeah. >> white men don't need any help. >> how much money will you get? >> we were paid modestly. >> 10 million dollars. >> around there it was very low. >> low? i don't think 10 million is low. the total take was much more. >> between 40 and 50 million. >> i believe the lawyers made out real well. i think they were the winners in the whole lawsuit. >> they usually are. they make even more money helping other people freeload. that's next. we're with you when you're saving for your dreams.
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>> the last people we consider freeloaders are homeowners. they are the salt of the earth. many go into debt to get their homes. then cruelly some lose their home. since the housing bust we've heard such sad stories. foreclosure judge gave the 82-year-old disabled woman 24 hours to pack up and leave. >> i was traumatized. >> there is another side to this story this florida woman hasn't made a mortgage payment since 1985. the bank says she owes hundreds of thousands of dollars. but she just doesn't pay. she has delayed foreclosure by filing legal appeals. 25 year foreclosure from hell is what the bank's lawyer calls it. she has beaten you.
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>> she has a good bit of knowledge about the law. >> she is a paralegal who uses bank paperwork errors to her advantage. she told us she isn't going anywhere. she is winning. she has learned how to freeload off the system. >> i give her a lot of kudos for that. >> why she is a freeloader. a free ledder too. win or lose he still collects a paycheck from the bank. the losers are you people who pay your mortgage on time. >> should some of these bankers get arrested? absolutely. it is a disaster for millions of americans. >> the problem isn't with the borrowers it is with the lenders and servicers. >> it is not the borrowers it is the bank? that attitude leaves some to trash their homes before the bank can take it back this guy drove his truck through his home. >> i wasn't about to give the house back to the bank so they can profit off of me. >> jesse jackson's protesters
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are in the0]u streets criticizig the banks. they claim predatory tricked people into taking out unaffordable loans. is that true? federal reserve bank of atlanta found they -- >> if predatory lending the main driver of defaults what might be? companies that encourage people to walk away from commitments don't help. >> you walk away.com. sounds something dirty about that. walk away from responsible. >> that's the myth i think in society that there's this moral obligation to continue paying a mortgage. >> there is. the co-founder calls it a strategic default if your house is worthless than your mortgage, just stop paying if
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you would like to live payment free for eight months or more and walk away without owing a opinion any. sounds like a scam but it is true. >> it is legal. >> one of their clients stopped paying his mortgage. you could have afforded to stay there and pay the mortgage? >> well, no. >> you had the money. he bought this house in california for about $400,000. after the housing bubble burst value dropped to $300,000. when his bank wouldn't modify his mortgage youwalkaway.com advised him he could default on purpose without paying another dime. when a person defaults it is not just the bank who picks up the tab. >> you might pay your mortgage on time. if your neighbor forecloses it tends to reduce the value of your home too. >> i lived up to my contract. >> your legal contract what about your moral contract? >> my moral contract, i'm not
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sure what you mean by moral? >> you are hurting other people, your neighbors, everybody else who wants to get a mortgage. >> this is not a moral issue. >> you guys are disgusting. you are helping people freeload. >> we are not. people's decision to walk away is a personal one and financial one. >> no. >> next, the group that may be the biggest freeloaders of all, the biggest freeloaders of all, corporations. capital one has asked yours truly to talk about the venture card "match my miles" challenge. they're so confident their miles are better, they'll match the miles you've eard on your airline credit card -- up to 100,000 -- on a new venture card. it's unbelievable. believe it. venture card miles are good on any airline, anytime. it's like an upgrade from this... to this. sign up for a venture card at capitalone.com today and get up to 100,000 miles. what's in your wallet? impressive, right?
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live from america's news headquarters, i'm gregg jarrett. federal inspectors now say the tear shows evidence of widespread cracking. they say the cracking would likely not be visible during routine inspections but could be detected when the plane underwent major maintenance. southwest now cancelling hundreds of flights yet again
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today to continue the safety inspection. the department of justice appealing a judge's ruling that struck down the new healthcare rule requiring to buy healthcare insurance because congress has the authority to regulate interstate commerce. this n libya they are asking the u.s. to continue to fly missions through tomorrow extending the u.s. participation into the attacks by two days. i'm gregg jarrett. join me at the top of the hour for america's news headquarters. now back to john stossel's special. that's what we usually picture when we think of freeloaders. in america today the bigger recipient of handouts corporations. ge is the biggest industrial corporation in the world. here's their ceo with president obama.
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>> perhaps the ceo who is most cozy with president obama. >> he was recently named the country's job czar. >> i'm so proud and pleased that he has agreed to chair this panel. >> general electric is structuring their business around where government is going. everything from high speed rail, solar, wind, general electric is lining up to get what government is handing out. >> "new york times" reports that government handed out so many tax breaks to ge thanks to their fierce lobbying, despite billions in profit, they will pay no taxes this year. once upon a time in america companies money from investors and created wealth by inventing things. >> 25 years ago my friends and i started with nothing but an idea. >> reporter: microsoft did that. they started with nothing and created billions in shareholder wealth. >> microsoft is free to
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compete aggressively. but not unlawful. >> the government sued microsoft for offering people free software. at the time >> microsoft spent zero dollars on lobbying. they were busy changing the world. creating computer revolution and helping the internet revolution. for that they got drawn into court. they spent millions, hundreds of millions defending themselves again the justice department. how much money they spend today on lobbyists hundreds of millions of dollars a year. they learned their ugly lesson. we created a system in which if you don't do it you are at a competitive disadvantage. >> a public-private partnership. >> a public-private partnership. >> businesses love to have a partner in government. this little window maker must have loved the attention it by having the vice president praise its product. >> you are not just churning out windows, you are making some of the most energy
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efficient windows in the world. >> think getting the vice president was a big deal? they the president too. >> these workers will now have a new mission. reducing some of the most energy efficient windows in the world. >> other companies don't get so much government help. this company gave money to the democrats and one of their executives was married to an important energy department official. it sure is nice to get special government help. >> thank you mr. vice president for your unwavering support. >> left wing think tanks criticize corporate welfare. somehow green handouts, they are okay. >> everybody wants to find a better fuel efficient way go about their daily business. government is going to independent vest to pioneer new technology that is not corporate welfare. >> the business is too dumb to invest in it without government saying do this and here is help? >> the private sector will only invest if they know there is a commercial marketplace. >> you say everybody wants
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these things. isn't that enough incentive for private greedy businesses to make it? >> the free market does not know anything unless we all collect our interests and say this is of national import to us. >> central planning does not work. it doesn't work in any industry in any kind of economy. >> since they are going to centrally plan, they will give out special favors to the politically savvy people who are best at lobbying for them. >> at leave 200 million dollars needed. >> government pours billions of year dollars into projects like the roscoe wind farm in texas, half owned by ge. >> even if this farm produces nothing of value, they are getting money from the u.s. tax tear. >> maybe it is a waste of money. >> -- maybe it is. but it should be one thing that we as a nation are investing in so we aren't left behind. >> ge would not agree to be interviewed.
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it means companies are now getting embarrassed about the handouts. 13 years ago when i wanted to confront a business about its freeloading the ceo was so brazen he through me to his headquarters in one of his fancy jets. >> at the time this man was the biggest recipient of handouts, ceo of ethanol maker adm. >> you are pig feeding at the welfare trough. >> why should i care? >> it doesn't bother you? >> not a bit. >> many beneficiaries of corporate welfare believe they are being paid to help the country. what i'm providing is so good that it ought to be subsidized. >> unfortunately, a lot of american companies have become moochers off the government. they go to the government to manipulate the system in their favor. that's not what business and capitalism is about. >> today, unfortunately it is
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>> few have been ignored by washington for as long as native americans. >> ignored, are you kidding me! look at the signs around this sioux reservation in south dakota. our government has made indian tribes wards of our state. government s their land. provides their health care, schools, giving them food stamps. pays for housing, childcare even burial assistance. the result. >> there's a stunning poverty here. only 1 in 4 has a job. there is scarcity of phones not even banks. >> indians have the highest poverty rate and lowest life expectancy of any group in america. the sioux told us they need more handouts. >> the government should be giving the indian people more, more appropriations so that we can exist out here still. >> i feel obama's administration needs to get up to the plate and deal with it.
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>> because white people stole the land hundreds of years ago the government signed treaties. that's why washington sends billions to tribes every year. >> everybody thinks the government owes them something. it is odd in that no group has been more helped by government than the american indians. no group does worse. maybe it is the government. >> ben chavis is a member of a tribe that doesn't get special government help. the area where you live looks different from indian reservations. there's mansions. >> they look like english manors. i can take you to one neighborhood where my people are from and show you a nicer home than a whole sioux reservation. >> this is not casino money? >> oh no. >> in my tribe we don't have any casinos. we have 12 banks. >> he says his tribe does well because the federal government does not recognize them as a sovereign tribe. their congressman wants to
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change that. >> it is time for discrimination to end and recognition to begin. >> he knows if he wants to stay in washington, d.c. he has to support the lumbees or he won't be there. >> if the congressman gets his way your tribe will get 80 million. >> if you want to become dependent on the government and sell your soul for 80 million, i understand that some are willing to did that. >> indian activists say the lumbe+tes ought to get federal recognition. >> the lumbees have been petitioning for one -- 100 years for their recognition. >> they are petitioning because socialists like you have convinced them to did that. they do better without the government.
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>> if i'm a socialist, what does that make you? >> it makes me and ben chavis, capitalist. capitalists indians achieve. your indians are thriving. >> our indians are working. >> the scott brothers employ 16 people putting up powerlines. they didn't get any government help. >> it made me drive twice as hard knowing they wouldn't help us and all. turned out pretty good for us. >> we all been hard workers. >> this lumbee tribe member runs one of the biggest true value hardware stores in the country. >> the day after i graduated i was at work. >> they are doing well. >> tremendous survivors. a great example of how you can continue to persist under absolutely the worst, the worst treatment that you could -- >> they do well because they've divorced themselves from these government handouts.
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>> individuals have done well. >> exactly. free of special government protection like jim thomas a real estate developer who used to own the sacramento kings. original owner of the cracker barrel restaurants. or owner of jr jones grain. >> we had to do what we needed to do to survive. we don't mind getting our hands dirty if we do we will be rewarded. >> what helped the lumbees was knowing they had to become entrepreneurs and support themselves. >> on the legislation they've been trained to be communists. everything to meet someone's approval. >> tribal government and indian affairs manage most of the land. in ians compete -- indians compete to serve on councils so they can give out the money. >> you can help your relatives, your girlfriend, your
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girlfriend's mom great program. >> not so great for the majority of the indians. individuals rarely bill nice homes or businesses. >> no individual on the reservation owns the land so they can't develop it. let's look at my tribe. we have title and deeds to our land. that's the secret. i raise cattle. i can do what i want, because it is my private property. my buddy on the apache reservation. he has a farm. but he can't do the same things i can do. if the tribe decided we want to take your land from the reservation and give it to one of my relatives, they could do that. >> government handouts don't work well even for the freeloaders. there are always enablers who say, yes they will. >> american indians own more land than any group in america. and you are still the poorest group, how can that be? >> indian reservations are basically in areas that have been neglected by the
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united states. the tribes have been located in some of the most isolated areas geographically. >> so what? other isolated groups have done well. how come the mormons got rich. where they live is just as poor. how come the amish got wealthy even rejecting modern tools? >> i don't know how wealthy the amish are. i don't know how the mormons got rich. >> maybe because they weren't relying on government rules and indian trusts and all your lawyering that teaches indians to be helpless? >> i don't that i is true. i take umbrage at that, sir. >> what you are saying is indians are too dumb to manage their own land so the government has to be papa and take care of us. we don't need the government giving us handouts. >> there is no bureau of irish or latino affairs.
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why is there a bureau of indian affairs? >> we are a starved people in a rich nation. >> already we've got the empowering initiative, advancing relationships, protecting indian country. tribal priority allocations. indian land consolidation programs. all these government programs. indians are poor. >> indians are poor. that's why these programs are so important. >> maybe these programs are why indians are poor. >> well, i don't that i is a fair thing to say. in fact, i think they are the most neglected. the most neglected of any population. >> the government needs to do more? >> yeah. >> every freeloader wants more. >> we get welfare, food stamps. if you look at farmers and ranchers they get the same. that's what the subsidy
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payments are for. >> just like the gifts given these people, subsidys keep you dependent. hand outs haven't helped indians. >> we have all kinds of programs, homeless, stimulus, it is all welfare, it is all a con. >> speaking of cons. this the only time i've freeloaded. next how the biggest freeloaders are rich people
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>> i'm ashamed to admit but, i'm a freeloader. in big government america we rich people freeload the most. years ago i built in beach house. that's younger me there. the house was on the edge of the atlantic ocean.
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a risky place to build, but i built any way because a federal program guaranteed my investment. >> announcer: protect your home with flood insurance. >> congress created government flood insurance to help foolish people who don't buy private flood insurance and lose their homes when the water rises. >> the floodwx insurance program provides valuable protection for approximately 5.5 million homeowners. >> taxpayers may help foot the bill if a flood hits movie stars' homes on malibu beach or derek jeter's new mansion in florida or the kennedy family compound. why? we rich people should insure our own home. a storm swept away my first floor but i didn't lose a opinion any. thanks, i never invited you there but you paid for my new first floor. then the whole house went. government flood insurance covered my loss and many others.
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we rich freeload off you taxpayers all the time because the overpromisers keep churning out special deals for politically;sxób favored groups. they tend to be rich. the rich can afford lobbyists. there are thousands of lobbyists within a few blocks of where i was standing if you want some advantage you pay them to persuade congress to give you a special tax break like the one for special cars. >> encouraging efficient prod the. >> this led dealers to advertise free -- cars buy one for $6,000 get a $6,000 tax credit. governor huckabee got one. his friend seven. i got this one, totally free. >> free for me any way, you taxpayers paid for it. i put solar panels on the roof of my new home. congress gave me a big tack
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break. >> if you want to invest in solar energy in your home we have tax credit in there. >> so many of these programs that are supposed to be -- have a benefit end up having a narrow benefit. >> to us who are rich enough to put solar panels in the house, bay electric car or have a beach house on the edge of an ocean. >> another situation where the government creates benefit and the people with more money with better tax accountants are better able to take advantage of it. >> we cannot turn back. not with an economy to fix. and farms to save. >> who benefits? mostly rich and people like bon jovi who owns acres of land in new jersey but pays only $100 in state property tax. because he raises honey bees, equal fews for a honey bee subsidy. ♪
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♪ >> bruce springsteen owns hundreds of acres of land but pays little tax on it because an organic farmer works his land. his poorer neighbors pay more. >> it is unfair i have to pay $6,000 and they are paying for hundreds of acres for $200. >> the single biggest resip yet of farm subsidies has been maurice wilder he mostly builds homes and offices. here's one of his many homes. gorgeous view, but no crops around here. others who have collected farm subsidies are basketball star scottie pippen, ted turner even the family of anti-subsidy congresswoman michelle bachmann. none of these people broke any laws. they or their families own land that qualifies for handouts. think about how much we could save if these guys didn't pass so many laws that encouraged freeloading? but they do, year after year.
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they micromanage life with subsidies. the winners are not so much the needy, but people like bon jovi, ted turner, maurice wilder and me. so, let's hope to put an end to all [ male announcer ] nature is unique... pure... and also delicious. like nature valley. granola bars made with crunchy oats and pure honey. nature valley -- 100% natural. 100% delicious. when we turn lobster into irresistible creations like our new lobster-and-shrimp trio with a parmesan lobster bake, our decadent lobster lover's dream and eleven more choices. right now at red lobster. and eleven more choices. ooh, the price sure doesn't. i'm tired of shopping around. [ sigh ] too bad you're not buying car insurance.
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